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Essential Rhythm Activities for the Music Classroom

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Essential Rhythm Activities for the Music Classroom
Ready-to-Use Lessons and Games for Grades PreK-8
By Eric Branscome
Book
63 pages
For grades PreK-8

A supplemental resource of rhythm activities for music teachers, home school teachers or general education instructors who wish to incorporate music into their lessons. The learning games and activities are presented in a lesson plan format and were chosen for their ease in instruction and flexibility. Easy-to use templates are also included for most lessons, along with instructions on making manipulatives.

Lessons range from playing rhythm, drums and mallet instruments, to chants, rhythm dictation and more.

Permission is given to photocopy
for one school's use only.

Contents:
Steady Beat

   Beat Books (preK-grade 1)
   Barn Yard Orchestra (preK-grade 2)
   Beat Wave (grades 1-4)
Rhythm Dictation and Echoing
   Speed (grades 2-5)
   Soda Can Dictation (grades 2-4)
   Poison (grades K- 8)
   Trail Mix Music (grades K-4)
   Rhythm Fraction Circles (late grades 2-6)
Performance
   Rhythm Scavenger Hunt (grades 1-3)
   Flip Flop (grades 3-8)
   Canons (grades 2-4)
   King (Queen) of the Drum (grades K-8)
   Revolving Drum (grades 2-5)
Reading
   Scrambled Eggs (grades 3-5)
   Buddy Check (grades 1-5)
   Circle Echo (grades 2-5)
   Echo Addiction (grades 2-5)
   Pop Corn (grades 2-6)
   Rock the Boat (grades K-8)
Games for Reinforcement
   Measure Up (grades 2-5)
   Rhythm Scooter Tag (grades 2-5)
   Rhythm Round-Up (grades 2-4)
   Mad House (grades 2-5)
   Metronome Madness (grades 4-8)

Appendices
A: Rhythm Card Templates
B: Melody Card Templates
C. Single-Beat Card Templates
D. Rhythm Dice Template
E. Animal Card Templates

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